Our Wedding Website
The overview of this project was to create a wedding website for myself and my husband after we got engaged to provide information about our upcoming wedding with our guests along with share stories, pictures, and videos of our relationship. We also wanted to be able to keep this as cherished memories afterwards.
Purpose & Context
In the beginning of my web development certificate program, CareerFoundry was sharpening my front-end development skills and using this to create our wedding website was the perfect way to further these skills even more and learn new techniques along the way.
We wanted to be able to create a completely customized website that was unique to us and was not restricted by templates available to other couples. There are many different create-your-own wedding websites available, but they can have certain limitations. For example, specific desired page layouts of functionality may not be available. Creating our own website would allow us have to anything we wanted to include and would also allow me to strengthen my coding skills along the way ending with a product that I am not only proud to show off in my portfolio, but that I can keep for the rest of my life with treasured memories.
The finished product far exceeded the original objective. When first starting out, there was no theme in mind and no graphics considered. However, creating a Christmas theme as the landing page and adding the graphics to the menu made a huge difference and made it feel like the site came to life. Every page along the way felt even better, too. What I would like to improve on is the style of the slideshow pictures on the Our Story page when scrolling through them and also having all the pictures load faster.
I was the main developer on this project, but I did have the help from a previous co-worker, Ian Chan, who assisted with some final touches. The link to his LinkedIn profile is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-chan-9b48461/